Geraldo Rivera Loses Gig Over Nude Selfie
Booted from panel at Duquesne University
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 2, 2013 4:24 PM CDT
The infamous selfie.   (Twitter)

(Newser) – Geraldo Rivera's semi-naked selfie is still making waves. The Fox News commentator has been booted from a speaking engagement at Pittsburgh's Duquesne University, which decided the photo "was inappropriate and inconsistent with who we are as a Catholic university," the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Rivera had originally been slated to appear as part of a panel on the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination.

Rivera called his dismissal from the panel "incredibly rude," and claims he only found out he had been given the axe when a stranger in a hotel bar told him the news. "Are all prospective speakers similarly scrutinized, or is my sin receiving special attention?" he said in a scathing statement to Politico. "Does the 'selfie' over-weigh my Peabody, Emmys, RFK's and other professional achievements on Duquesne's scale of morality? ... With the Pirates in contention for the World Series for the first time in a generation, this act by another Pittsburgh institution was incredibly Bush League."

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squiggysmom1
Sep 4, 2013 12:04 PM CDT
I'm amazed that Geraldo thought that his pic was sexy enough to send out into the world. When someone gets a certain age (me included) they should stop taking sexy selfies and use their camera to take pictures of their grandchildren.
Ivan_the_Gypsy
Sep 4, 2013 1:02 AM CDT
O my god! Duquesne's Katlicks are shocked and horrified that men have nude bodies under their clothing? Geraldo wore a towel in the photo, no more "nude" that men at the beach. Maybe the Katlicks were unhappy that an old birds like Geraldo looks better than the soft old men under those lace dresses the priests wear?
JBHK
Sep 3, 2013 6:30 PM CDT
It was a stupid thing to do, and he'll have to take the consequences of behaving stupidly.